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Education

Morning Edition

The Civics Teacher Who Turned His Arrest Into A Classroom Lesson

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

One Pittsburgh middle-school teacher is giving his black students a valuable education in social studies. And life.

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Schoolbook

Mayor Doubles Down on Renewal Strategy for Struggling Schools

Monday, May 04, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio is adding $34 million to his budget proposal, to make up for a shortfall in state funding at struggling schools.
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A For-Profit School Startup Where Kids Are Beta Testers

Monday, May 04, 2015

AltSchool's innovative for-profit schools are based on intensive technical innovation. The startup has attracted more than $100 million from high-profile backers, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: DOJ Reforms Fall Short, Women's Healthcare Ignored, and A Game Played With Pride

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Takeaway explores the a new report on police reforms, an investigation in to Obamacare mandates, and a new documentary film.

All Things Considered

Montana Offers A Boost To Native Language Immersion Programs

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Montana, home to nine Native American languages, becomes the second state to fund indigenous language immersion programs in public schools. The same languages were once forbidden in many schools.

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Grade-Skippers: Where Are They Now?

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Earlier this week, we reported on "acceleration": jumping ahead by either skipping a grade or entering kindergarten early. We asked if any of you had done it ... and how it all turned out.

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Schoolbook

Bringing Baltimore to the Classroom

Saturday, May 02, 2015

WNYC
The riots and protests in Baltimore may seem far away from the classrooms in New York City, but some teachers have made a point of incorporating them into their lessons.
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Beyond The Headlines, There's Much More To West Baltimore

Friday, May 01, 2015

At one intersection this week, violence was thoroughly documented. But the cameras missed the treasured public library that for years has educated and entertained the neighborhood's kids.

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From The White House: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

Friday, May 01, 2015

President Obama welcomes the Teacher of the Year ... and tells how a great educator shaped his own life.

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Morning Edition

White House Honors 2015 Teacher Of The Year: Shanna Peeples

Friday, May 01, 2015

Shanna Peeples works at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas. Most of the students come from poor families. Some are refugees from East Africa — coming through the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.

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Morning Edition

Judge Reduces 3 Educators' Sentences In Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

In a highly unusual move, the judge in the Atlanta test-cheating case said he had a change of heart. He reduced three people's sentences from seven years in prison to three.

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Councilman's Star Rises Fast Amid Baltimore Unrest

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nick Mosby, who represents much of West Baltimore, has become a prominent voice, turning the spotlight on chronic problems that sparked upheaval.

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All Things Considered

The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Today, President Obama announced a massive effort with major publishers to make thousands of e-book titles free for low-income kids.

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Schoolbook

Charter Schools Top the Lobbying Chart in Albany

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WNYC
With controversies brewing in New York State over new learning standards and testing, charter groups and teachers' unions spent the most in lobbying dollars last year.
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Schoolbook

#ThisIsNotATest: Your Responses on View

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Students said they would like to be tested on: U.S. presidents, hockey, appreciation, history, jumping rope and social media, among other things.
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Skip A Grade? Start Kindergarten Early? It's Not So Easy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New research calls for a fresh look at policies on jumping gifted students ahead.

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Specials

Reveal: Investigating Police Poisoning, the Death Penalty and more

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In this episode of Reveal, hear how police officers are being poisoned at gun ranges, why specific groups of kids are facing criminal charges, and a lawyer fighting the death penalty.

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Schoolbook

Wanted: One Thousand More Pre-K Teachers

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New York City officials are busy recruiting teachers to staff the second-year expansion of free full-day pre-kindergarten. 
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How One West Baltimore Principal Helps Her Students Make Sense Of It All

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Crystal Harden-Lindsey is a principal at a public charter school for middle and high schoolers. "You just have to pray that they'll make it back to school the next day," she says of her students.

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Several Florida School Districts Cut (Way) Back On Tests

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Miami-Dade County abandons a plan to administer 300 different end-of-course exams. The new number: 10. Broward County will throw out 1,300.

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